Monday, March 5, 2018

Rewarding Bad Behavior is the Worst Approach to Illegal Immigration

Amnesty for illegal aliens is a slippery slope. As any parent, school teacher or police officer knows, rewarding bad behavior only encourages more bad behavior. And much of our current immigration situation is directly attributable to the series of amnesties that began with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
Rather than pushing the reset button, and allowing the United States to regain control of its borders, IRCA sent a clear message to would-be illegal aliens: “If you violate our immigration laws long enough, you will be rewarded for your troubles and granted legal status.”
We are now contemplating yet another amnesty. The entire country — indeed, much of the world — has learned that DACA stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” and has heard the tales of “great kids” who were “brought to the United States through no fault of their own.” And, as the struggle over a DACA bill drags on, the debate has now moved well beyond a discussion about whether we should deport, or grant relief to, those improperly promised a path to legalization by the Obama administration. And most of the nation’s elected leaders haven’t a clue what their constituents are really thinking.
Average Americans have begun asking themselves why Congress is willing to cut foreigners a huge break that typically isn’t available to native-born Americans when they violate a law. Take Americans who are caught cheating on their taxes or cited for speeding when they’re late to pick up the kids. How often do they get an amnesty? And as the number of illegal aliens who might be amnestied keeps expanding, they’re beginning to wonder exactly what the open borders lobby is willing to forgive.
Read the rest from Matt O'Brien HERE.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure, it's really bad behavior to have a parent who brought you here seeking a better life.

Whatever . . .

Haters have no shame.